Issue : 24 May 2012
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Network Rail is to replace its Route Utilisation Strategy (RUS) programme with a Long Term Planning Process (LTPP) it said this week to allow it and the industry to respond more flexibly to the challenges posed by growing demand.
Aecom latest to score Qatari roads contractSubscription
Giant Aecom has joined the growing list of consultants to win one of the large transport contracts coming out of Qatar with the announcement yesterday that it will work on the $12M (£7.8M) design build contract to upgrade the country’s North Road, part of the wider Qatar Expressway program.
The Highways Agency last week issued a contract notice for its Asset Support Contract (ASC) for Area 3 covering Berkshire, Dorset, East Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex and Wiltshire estimated to be worth between £100M and £140M a year.
Transport for London’s Roads Directorate is seeking early contractor involvement for the next phase of rehabilitation of the Hammersmith flyover as well as key works on other assets.
Vinci beats Colas to Isle of Wight Highways PFISubscription
The Isle of Wight Council has chosen Vinci and its subsidiary Ringway as preferred bidder for its £720M Highway Maintenance PFI.
Network Rail continues to encounter difficulties in meeting punctuality targets for passengers on long distance services, despite making improvements, according to the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR).
Consultant WSP has been appointed by the City of Stockholm Development Office to provide engineering services for the underground section of a major project to regenerate the Slussen area of Stockholm, one of the city’s key transportation hubs.
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake yesterday struck northern Italy, the second to hit the Emilia Romagna region in just over a week.
Transport Scotland has said that a “dip” that has appeared in the M74 extension less than a year after opening is part of normal settlement and not the result of major subsidence.
Hammersmith flyover fully reopensSubscription
Hammersmith flyover fully reopened to all traffic yesterday following five months of repairs to the stricken bridge that had to be closed just before Christmas last year following the discovery of substantial corrosion of its cables.